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|Also known as||Brothers|
|Created by||Rondel P. Lindayag|
|Based on||Ang Probinsyano (1997 film)|
by Ronwaldo Reyes
|Opening theme||"Nandiyan Na Si Cardo", performed by Randy Santiago|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||858 (list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||Metro Manila, Philippines|
Pandacan, Manila, Philippines
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tondo, Manila, Philippines
Tanay, Rizal, Philippines
Botolan, Zambales, Philippines
|Running time||35–45 minutes|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||September 28, 2015– present|
FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (Lit: The Man from the Province or The Provincial Man / English: Brothers) is a 2015 Philippine action drama television series based on the 1997 Fernando Poe Jr. film of the same title, courtesy of FPJ Productions. It is top billed by Coco Martin, together with an ensemble cast.
- 1 Series overview
- 2 Cast and characters
- 3 Production
- 4 Soundtrack
- 5 Reception
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 Notes
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Ang Probinsyano has three story arcs. Book 1, which contained the first and second seasons, ran from its debut on September 28, 2015 until May 24, 2017. Book 2 contains the series' third and fourth season which aired from May 25, 2017 to March 14, 2018. Book 3 is comprosed of the series' fifth and sixth season and focuses on the larger political drama, now involving the President and Vice President of the Philippines.
Book 1: Syndicate Arc (2015–2017)
Season 1 (2015–2016)
The story revolves around the journey of twins — Dominador "Ador" de Leon and Ricardo "Cardo" Dalisay (both played by Coco Martin) — who were separated from each other during their childhood because of financial reasons, the twins both followed the sacred path of their father, and became police officers. Ador enters the PNPA and meets Carmen (Bela Padilla), the sister of his classmate, Billy (John Medina). Ador marries Carmen; she gives birth to Dominador "Junior" de Leon, Jr (Lei Andrei Navarro). Ador becomes a prominent and respected CIDG police official in Manila, Philippines, on the other hand, Cardo, who loves the solitude of the mountains of Botolan, Zambales, grows up with his childhood best friend, Glen (Maja Salvador), who has a secret crush on him. The two enter the police force and Cardo becomes a SAF officer.
Their lives take a sudden turn when Ador is betrayed and murdered by Joaquin (Arjo Atayde). General Delfin Borja (Jaime Fábregas) orders Cardo to assume Ador's identity and continue the mission that his late brother left behind, as part of his mission, Cardo is forced to pretend to be Ador in front of his brother's family and friends; and reunites with grandmother, Flora (Susan Roces), whom he resents. After his cover is blown, Cardo reveals himself and reunites with his family, he is reassigned to the CIDG and tackles various cases.
Season 2: Ang Bagong Yugto (2016–2017)
Tomas Tuazon, Joaquin's father, is revealed as the head of the drug syndicate that Cardo battles. Don Emilio plans to get Tomas incarcerated; consequently, Tomas is ultimately captured by Cardo in a drug sting, and is subsequently convicted. To retaliate, Don Emilio and Joaquin frame up Cardo for illegal drug possession. Don Emilio then reveals to Cardo that Tomas killed his sister-in-law, Carmen, as Tomas attempts to escape the prison, Cardo and Tomas have a confrontation which results in Tomas' death. Under Joaquin's payroll, Director Guillermo Acosta makes prison life more difficult for Cardo. Cardo escapes prison and vows to clear his name. Joaquin desperate on capturing Cardo, kidnaps Benny (Pepe Herrera) and threatened to kill his family if he doesn't cooperate. Benny reluctantly led Joaquin's men to Cardo's hideout but he was killed when he took the bullet aimed for Cardo by Greg (Rino Marco.) After Benny was killed, Cardo avenged his death by killing Greg, his CIDG comrades caught up with him and let him escape.
With his escape, he joins Ramil "Manager" Taduran and Julian Valerio who work for the Cebu based drug syndicate of Romano "Chairman" Recio, an ally of Joaquin, to take the syndicate down. Unknown to Cardo, the syndicate who framed him up is the syndicate responsible for the deaths of his loved ones, including Ador.
Don Emilio is captured by Cardo and convicted for the murder Cardo's father, SPO4 Pablo de Leon. Joaquin is exposed as Ador's murderer. Joaquin was later killed by Cardo after the former disrupts the latter's wedding with Alyana (Yassi Pressman). Justice is finally served for Ador, Pablo, Carmen, and all of the victims of Joaquin, Tomas, and Don Emilio.
Book 2: Terrorism Arc (2017–2018)
Season 3 (2017)
Although retired from the police force, Cardo decides to become a vigilante as the country deals with the threat of a rebel group, Pulang Araw (lit. Red Sun) led by Romulo Dumagit alias "Leon" (lit. Lion) (Lito Lapid). Pulang Araw is being framed by National Defense Agency Director Renato Hipolito (John Arcilla), a Pulang Araw sleeper-agent codenamed "Buwitre" (lit. Vulture), to raise his profile and parlay his exposure into a Senate career. Hipolito uses Major Manolo Catindig (Sid Lucero) to contact a corrupt faction within Pulang Araw, Kamandag (lit. Venom), led by Homer Adlawan alias "Alakdan" (lit. Scorpion) (Jhong Hilario), to orchestrate acts of terrorism. After the death of Cardo's only son Ricky Boy during one of Alakdan's bombings, Cardo decides to return to service in his original capacity as a PNP-SAF trooper. Cardo finds initial success in combatting former Pulang Araw members hired by Hipolito to raise havoc as well as capturing Pulang Araw's camp in Mt. Arayat.
However, after being threatened exposure by Leon following the capture of the Mt. Arayat camp and death of his second wife Aurora (Mercedes Cabral), who was fatally shot in the stomach during the operation, Hipolito compromises SAF's operation in Mt. Karagao which results to the death of 46 of the 50 SAF Troopers sent in the operation and the capture of SAF Troopers SPO2 Geraldo dela Paz (Ejay Falcon), SPO2 Bernardo Quinto (Ron Morales) and PO3 Katrina Velasco (Louise delos Reyes). Cardo is shot by Alakdan, but he survives long enough to shed off his SAF uniform and is subsequently rescued and cared for by Leon and his daughter, Lena (Yam Concepcion). Cardo regains consciousnesses and realizes the opportunity he has to infiltrate Pulang Araw and assumes the name of Fernan, despite suspicions from Pulang Araw's founder, Domingo Bulaon alias "Lawin" (lit. Hawk) (Dante Rivero), Cardo wins his trust and is inducted into Pulang Araw with the nom de guerre "Agila" (lit. Eagle).
As Fernan joins various missions of Pulang Araw, his perception about the rebel group quickly change, realizing that their image to the public are based on lies and carefully concocted smear campaign by Director Hipolito. Back in Manila, the propaganda stories about Cardo and Pulang Araw confuses Cardo's family, negatively affecting their lives. Rumours spread about Cardo's survival and supposed defection into Pulang Araw, a story which Director Hipolito and Major Catindig capitalizes on to destroy Cardo's credibility, blow his cover and jeopardize his safety, at the camp, Cardo also has to deal with comrade rivalries arising from Alakdan and a jealous Anton del Mundo alias "Tigre" (lit. Tiger) (Mark Lapid), both intent on discrediting Cardo or exposing him as a fraud.
After determining that Pulang Araw is not behind the acts of terrorism, he tries to win the trust of Alakdan to infiltrate Kamandag; in the meantime, he discovers that dela Paz and Velasco are held captive and helps them escape from the hands of Pulang Araw. He tells them of his discovery that Kamandag is protected by an unknown government official who is twisting facts to demonize Pulang Araw. Velasco and dela Paz realizes that Kamandag's protector is also discrediting Cardo, they hold a press conference reporting Cardo's death while trying to escape from Pulang Araw with them to ensure his cover.
Cardo wins Alakdan's trust and sends him to Manila to eliminate Director Hipolito's fiercest rival in the senate race, Senator Mateo F. de Silva (Joko Diaz) by detonating a bomb among the crowd just before de Silva announces his candidacy. Cardo manages the disruption without detonating a bomb, and narrowly escapes de Silva and his men, the following day, Cardo assaults Kamandag to avenge the death of his son, sending a wounded Alakdan and the rest of Kamandag packing. Cardo then informs Pulang Araw of the betrayal and acts of terrorism that Alakdan perpetrated.
To boost his poll ratings, Director Hipolito resolves to wipe out Pulang Araw and orders a strike on their stronghold in Mt. Karagao, the ensuing encounter that results in the deaths of Lawin, Lena and Lena's son, Emman, leads to Leon's discovery that Cardo is a SAF member. Cardo and Leon resolve to join forces in order to take down Alakdan.
Season 4 (2017–2018)
They later move to Manila with the help of Engelbert "Bert" Moreno alias "Daga" (Rico J. Puno) (lit. Rat), a former Pulang Araw member and his family. Bert's daughter, Regine (Angeline Quinto) resents Cardo as she recognized the latter as the CIDG officer who killed her brother Banjo (Eric Fructuoso).
At this point, Senator Mateo de Silva (Joko Diaz) is revealed as a drug dealer who drew funding from Don Emilio in exchange for securing the reversal of the latter's conviction and a stake in de Silva's drug empire. De Silva subsequently joins the hunt for Pulang Araw to catch up to Hipolito in the ratings, both eyeing the top spot to secure the nomination for the Presidency of the Philippines. Bert is later killed by Sen. de Silva's henchmen after the latter refused to reveal Pulang Araw's whereabouts. His family is rescued by Pulang Araw, and finally discovers Senator de Silva's involvement in the assault on Bert's family. Regine and her brother Bruno (Janno Gibbs) moves in with Pulang Araw.
After visiting his dead son's grave, Don Emilio and his henchmen kidnap and torture Cardo in an isolated island called Isla Muerte (lit. Death Island). Ramil and some of Cardo's inmate friends learn of Cardo's predicament and devise a plan to rescue him. Arriving at the island, they successfully rescue Cardo but two companions, Julian (Julio Diaz) and Gener (Jeric Raval) are killed; in the ensuing gunfight, Cardo shoots and kills BuCor Director Ladronio (King Gutierrez), one of the persons who helped Don Emilio torture him.
With the remnants of Cardo's allies from prison and the surviving members of Pulang Araw, Cardo forms the vigilante group Vendetta.
Vendetta started their plan to annihilate Don Emilio's and Sen. de Silva's drug laboratories. They successfully ended the operations of two drug laboratories, leaving no one alive. However, Bruno was then captured by unknown men, and Vendetta were not successful in rescuing him, leading to his death, his mother, Dulce (Irma Adlawan), blames Vendetta for his death.
Vendetta found a new enemy in Mayor Jethro Garrido (Bernard Palanca), who sells drugs to college students, some of which also selling drugs from him. Mayor Garrido set up a concert motivating students to stop taking drugs. Vendetta found about the planned concert, so Cardo orchestrated a plan for them to get in, they disguised as a band participating in the concert, named Vengaboys. They won in the battle of the bands, and were congratulated by Mayor Garrido. Unbeknownst to him, they are a vigilante group who plan on taking him down, after handing them drugs, Cardo confronted Mayor Garrido, provoking a shootout. Cardo later shot Mayor Garrido to death.
However, after successfully taking down the drug operations, Cardo realized his shortcomings to his wife, he wasn't aware that Alyana was almost kidnapped in the concert. When Alyana was about to be kidnapped, her office boss, Marco Cabrera (J. C. Santos), came just in time to save her from the kidnapper. Alyana then broke up with Cardo. However, Cardo is still determined to fix his marriage with Alyana.
General Diana Olegario (Angel Aquino) wanted to talk to Cardo so she and Cardo planned to meet at the bridge. Unbeknownst to her, Major Catindig found out about the plan but was not aware that it was Cardo; in the bridge, when Diana was looking for Cardo, Manolo and his men found her first and cornered her. They successfully shot Diana, but they were not aware that Cardo was in hiding. Cardo then saved Diana and brought her to Vendetta's hideout.
After General Olegario was well rested, she wanted to go back to the NMIG, as she came back to her house, Diana was ambushed by Cantindig's men. Vendetta followed her beforehand and came to rescue Olegario. When they took her back to their base, she decided to join Vendetta, seeing an opportunity to get justice for her son (Marco Gumabao), who was killed in the mall during the Alakdan bombings.
Vendetta finally puts a stop to Don Emilio and Sen. De Silva's operations and they set their sights next on Director Hipolito and Kamandag. Meanwhile, Alyana gives in to Marco's advances and starts a relationship with him, much to the chagrin of the latter's aunt, Menchu Versoza (Matet De Leon).
Book 3: Political Arc (2018–present)
Season 5 (2018)
Marco formally introduces Alyana to the rest of the Cabrera Family. Marco's half-brother, then-Congressman Brandon Cabrera (Mark Anthony Fernandez) is supportive of the pair's relationship, on the other hand, the Vice President of the Philippines, Lucas Cabrera (Edu Manzano), is concerned about how his son's relationship with Alyana will adversely affect his bid for the Presidency in the next election. His spouse, the Second Lady Catherine Cabrera (Alice Dixson), feigns acceptance of Alyana, if only to stop Marco from throwing a fit. Cardo continues to woo Alyana, but is finally rebuked when Alyana returns her wedding ring to Cardo.
General Olegario sought the help of General Borja, despite the objections of Romulo, Ramil and Cardo. Unbeknownst to General Olegario, her secretary, James (Jay Gonzaga), was tailed by Major Catindig. Catindig then informs Director Hipolito, who in turn, orders Alakdan to perform a hit on Vendetta. Vendetta survived the attack on their hideout but at the cost of both Kalabaw (lit. Carabao) (Rey Solo) and Jimboy (Jayson Gainza) who sacrificed themselves to make their escape. During the attack, Director Hipolito arrived to personally take down Romulo, seeing an opportunity to raise his profile again. However, Romulo survives his wounds and is immediately brought by the CIDG in a hospital where he laid in critical condition. However, Hipolito manages to wrest control of the supervision of Romulo from CIDG and Vendetta must race against time in order to extract Romulo from the clutches of Director Hipolito. When Alyana decided to visit Lola Flora and her family, Marco is against her decisions thinking she was going to Cardo's family causing the two to have an argument which resulted Alyana to leave but is unaware of Marco's violent behavior.
When Cardo poses as a doctor to rescue Romulo at the hospital due to being guarded by Hipolito's security, he meets Andrea "Andy" B. Collins (Jessy Mendiola) a nurse who also working at the hospital. Failing to rescue Romulo at their first rescue attempt, Andy's brother finally informs her about what happened to their mother much to her horrible shock. Vendetta successfully rescued Andy's mother and other hostesses being involved in human trafficking headed by Mr. Gibson (Andy Lunz) at their yacht as Blossom (Katya Santos) one of the hostesses was raped by one of the foreigners for their enjoyment; in the meantime, Marco forces Alyana to marry him against her will despite his father and his older brother's disapprovement and threatens her he will commit suicide while showing his violent behavior towards her and leave. Since Alyana didn't answer all of Marco's calls, his car accidentally crashed on the truck, nearly killing him, after rescuing Andy's mother and the other hostesses named Blossom, Marigold (Jaycee Parker), Hasmin (Gwen Garci), Rose (Maui Taylor) and Dalia (Zara Lopez), Andy decides to join Vendetta to rescue Romulo at the hospital once again followed by her brother, her mother and the hostesses. At the hospital, Romulo was visited by Oscar who wants to know some answers about Hipolito's corruption which Romulo tells him everything it happened and he begins to fed up his government rule much to his surprise. When the doctors informs Lucas, Brandon and Catherine that Marco is fine after the car accident as they argue because of Marco wanted to have a wedding with Alyana despite she was not annulled. Lucas and Brandon wanted to stop Marco's wedding as Lucas finds another way to stop this madness by making a file from the director of internal relations to put his wife enter the convention.
Andy and the others successfully informs Cardo and the others in how to rescue Romulo due to being heavily guarded by the security including the authorities as they make a strategy, however Alakdan informs Hipolito about Catindig's personal mission to take down Romulo including Vendetta as he calls Alakdan and his group are mere troublemakers.
As Alyana visits Marco at the hospital, he was happy and more focus to be with her. However, he angrily throws a fit when his doctor informed him that his therapy is over as Alyana witnesses his violent behavior.
When they are about to take their strategy to rescue Romulo, it was disrupted by Catindig and his men attacking every innocent lives including the authorities at the hospital to kill Romulo. Knowing that Andy is in danger, Vendetta is forced to attack Catindig's group to rescue them. Vendetta takes down most of Catindig's men as Cardo infiltrates to rescue Romulo and Andy from Catinding and his men who makes a total wipe out inside the hospital, they succeeded in their mission & killed Catindig, but the PNP tried to catch Cardo & his friends as well, but to no avail, since they escaped. Hipolito tries to call Catindig, not knowing that he died.
While Marco is recovering at the hospital, Alyana received the annulment papers sent by him as he called her in a happy manner, her mother was happy about Marco being with her daughter but Alyana is unsure to sign the annulment papers after knowing of his violent behavior. Therefore, his half-brother Brandon became involved in weapons smuggling in which he had found out that Alakdan remains in contact with Hipolito while he got paid for the smuggled firearms.
Hipolito is forced to use Alakdan and his group since his right-hand man Catinding and his group were killed by Cardo and his vigilante group as Alakdan's group serve as his back-up.
When General Borja sent two of Cardo's former comrades to search about Vendetta's hideout, the neighbors became suspicious to their appearance only to warn Andy's mother about their real presence as policemen, she tells Cardo that she and the others will deal with them. After succeeding in distracting the two disguised policemen, Vendetta manages to take Andy to the hospital safety.
Meanwhile, Lucas and Brandon are secretly planning to take down Hipolito after exposing he was responsible for letting Catindig and his men makes a total wipe out at the hospital before being killed by Cardo and his vigilante group, after the battle between the two political campaigns of both Oscar and Lucas, he and Brandon personally meets Hipolito knowing he is one of Lucas' party members in his campaign. Despite his plan to expose Hipolito's corruption during their personal meeting, Hipolito finally explains his reasons why he became the member of Pulang Araw in his youth along with his rival Romulo whom he helps him in his severely wounded state, he was later sent in Manila to study politics while Romulo became the leader of Pulang Araw and this is how he was in the present where he brings down the rebel group successfully as a Defense Secretary until he resigns to run for senator while continuing his plans to bring down his rival Romulo who is now leading the vigilante group Vendetta.
After hearing of Hipolito's story, Lucas decided to support Hipolito's ambition to become a senator since he and Brandon are responsible for selling smuggled weapons to them.
At some point, Alyana compares between both Cardo and Marco when they started their relationship to her. Later on, she was in charge on taking care of Marco by Catherine while she was away in New York despite being hesitant to do it along with Menchu.
By the time Andy works at the hospital and to get home safely, General Borja secretly follows her as he discovers Vendetta's hideout knowing that Andy was trying to assist the vigilante group as Andy also warns Cardo about his grandfather.
Lucas, Brandon, and Hipolito begin their reign of ascension by threatening most of Oscar's party members including other innocent people by using their lies and Alakdan's group to pose as from Oscar's campaign to make death threats to vote Hipolito as senator, their plans are later found out by one of the members of Vendetta as Cardo vows to expose their corruption after rescuing several teachers from some members of Brandon's group. Meanwhile, Oscar watches the video about the teachers being rescued by Vendetta and to his surprise that the vigilante group is actually the ones who rescue countless people instead of causing more casualties.
Vendetta succeeds for the second time in rescuing all of the people posing as call center agents from Brandon's group and was watched by most people, including the President, during their victory celebration, Cardo misses his family and was given some wise advice by Ramil. Then, Andy's mother wanted to invite the group to meet Brother Lorenzo Alano (Rey "PJ" Abellana) a senior pastor who leads a church organization where Andy and her family went to their church to listen to their discussions and prayers. Lorenzo becomes Lucas, Brandon and Hipolito's next target.
By the time Vendetta rescue many people poses as call center agents seen in the news, Marco became extremely jealous as he angrily throws a fit on Alyana thinking that she still loves Cardo as his violent behavior is found by her parents. Alyana's father Teddy angrily scolds Marco for badly mistreating Alyana and he angrily threatens him that even if he is his daughter's boyfriend or his daughter's upcoming fiancé, he will never let him owned his daughter, this threat causes Marco to formally apologize to Alyana who is now horrified and afraid from his violent behavior.
Lucas later uses another plan, he bribed and blackmailed William Celerio, SAP to Oscar to do his bidding, involving sabotaging the election voting machines. William ambushed the convoy, killing all election officers and soldiers then used a hacker to rig the VCMs, but Vendetta intercepted the convoy and killed the men who guards it.
Brandon meanwhile kidnaps Alano then tortured him to force him to align himself with Hipolito and Lucas, but he remained strong. Vendetta later rescued him and wounding Brando. Alano later says on live TV that Brandon tortured him.
Election day arrives, Hipolito became dead last in elections, with Oscar's slate got all the seats in the Senate.
When the annulment paper arrived on Cardo, he kidnaps Alyana and brought her to a place where his former buddy lived. Meanwhile, Marco with his deranged mental instincts hunts Cardo. Alyana reconciled with Cardo after she experienced a nightmare which in Cardo was killed by Marco himself.
Vendetta meanwhile tried to extract info about William Celerio's involvement, but failed when Homer and the police sniffed their plans and William got killed by Pinuno.
Cardo decides to woo his former wife Alyana and he succeeded in doing so, but his challenge was in the form of Tanggol (Joross Gamboa) and later his older brother Baldo (Rommel Padilla) who informs Tanggol about his observations, he decides to return to Manila to tell their families that they were reconciled, but a challenge faced them. As they go to the Vendetta hideout, his granduncle and President Oscar's trusted general launched a simultaneous raid on the compound, with Homer and Hipolito's men and Marco's goons also on them, due to General Terantes ratting them to Cabrera. A firefight happens, which killed Barakuda and Happy dies of blood loss. Marco died when Cardo counterattacked and fled to Wangbu's family.
As they fled, they took 2 policemen, Soriano and Girona with them. Wangbu's cousin, a vet treated their wounds, but distrust arose when the former Pulang Araw members and manager suspected the policemen are going to rat them out. Tensions were high, but Cardo assured the rest of the members to trust them, as they trusted Diana.
VP Lucas Cabrera, desperate for his son Brandon, launched his plan of taking over Hidalgo's position, with Terantes' goons, they tried to assassinate Oscar on their homecoming on Camilo de Santiago University, the sniper failed and killed by Harold, Oscar's PSG head. He later died when he shielded his boss, but Terantes has plans, he sent all his men disguised or not to attack the place, Oscar and the first family fled, but they were intercepted by more of the rogue general's men. Vendetta repels them, but most of PSG and policemen died. Yohan and Gracie was hit, but they were chased. Cardo followed them and rescued the President, who was wounded alongside the rest of his family, and took him to Wangbu's house. Yohan and Gracie died on arrival, with their mother dies of wounds, leaving the eldest daughter comatose. Wangbu's cousin and Diana treated the President's wounds. Terante kills and incinerates one of his lackeys as "evidence to make people think that Oscar was killed by Vendetta".
Hidalgo, after getting conscious, blamed Vendetta for all the "crimes" they created, including the ambush that killed his family, he distrusted them and tried to escape, but was cornered by Vendetta. He took Wangbu hostage, fled Vendetta's hideout and went to his family's wake, but was discovered by Cabrera.
Oscar was chased by several policemen knowing he was in danger and he now thinks who side he was on until he was rescued by Cardo and his group while they wipe out Terante's men in a rain of bullets before leaving the premises. Oscar finally apologizes to Cardo for doubting them as enemies and for his rash behavior which Cardo gladly accepts and reassures him that he was alive, the Vendetta successfully rescued Aubrey from their ambush plot and being reunited with her father.
Season 6 (2018–present)
The Vendetta finally wins the trust of Oscar Hidalgo after the latter discovers the ulterior motive of Lucas Cabrera. Hidalgo now turns to Vendetta in order to restore him back to the presidency and correct all the wrong that Cabrera seeks to perform with his new found power.
After the unlawful arrest of General Borja before interrogating him to find Vendetta's whereabouts, they had a party along with Lucas and Brandon Cabrera at the PNP Headquarters and one of Lucas' allies Albert Fernandez was chosen by Lucas to become his vice president as PNP Chief Alejandro Terante became angered due to Renato Hipolito's negative remarks.
Despite General Borja's torture and killing one of the missing reporters to threatening him to speak about Cardo's whereabouts from one of Terante's group, Terante and his convoy were cornered by Vendetta as Cardo manages to shot Terante to the chest, seriously wounding him. Wanted to live at their hands, Terante shows to the vigilante group at the safehouse where General Borja was being held captive, as soon as Cardo successfully rescued his grandfather from his clutches, Terante himself took Wangbu as a hostage knowing he was too weak and threatens both Alyana and Bubbles by gunpoint. Due to Wangbu's stupidity, he was shot by Terante to make his escape, after Cardo rescues his grandfather and seeing a seriously wounded Wangbu due to Terante's escape, General Borja recognizes Jerome, Rigor and General Olegario and also salutes Oscar, recognizing him as the President of the Philippines.
They returned to the house, they treated Wangbu's wound and later, Delfin called his sister that he is safe. While Hipolito sarcastically remarked to Terante that he failed on his performance, that results to near- brawl if not for Cabrera's intervention.
Aling Rosa (Mystica) knew where her children is and confronted the family, but failed to get her children after Cardo appears, she betrayed the Vendetta for money. Terante initially never believed her, until she said that even President Hidalgo was there, he organized a strike force and went along with Brandon.
Meanwhile, Hipolito is going to meet the owner of the mines, Don Gustavo, which was revealed to be Don Emilio himself, who survived the clash between him and Vendetta in Baguio, he was saved by an elder and taught him mining and inherited the company. He was wounded and blinded on the battle.
The initial clash claimed the lives of Lolo Efren, Lola Melba, Marie and her parents, they were chased by policemen. Bubbles, Anton, Patrick and Diana was wounded, they commandeered the police mobile vehicles and went to a hospital to treat them. Terante and Brandon went there to kill all of them as their mission failed on cornering Vendetta on the compound, Terante was insulted upon by the Cabreras, and Hipolito was going to cash in the proposal.
Meanwhile, Bong shoots Aling Rosa and her boyfriend to death in retaliation for giving Vendetta's location away, sending the police into organizing the raid that resulted the deaths of Lolo Efren, Lola Melba, Marie and her parents, leaving Patrick to head to the hospital and then to Sto. Nino with Vendetta. While Don Gustavo was approached by his secretary for something, revealing that they must extract diamonds, they went to Santo Niño to mine it. While Cardo and Vendetta returns to the same area to hide from the police. Hipolito wanted to meet Señor Gustavo Torralba, which the old man agreed.
Meanwhile, Señor Gustavo, relocated to Sto. Niño because the black market wanted diamonds, which was absent upon the former site, he acquired Baldo's (Rommel Padilla) consent and help.
Hipolito, agreed upon the share of income if he could meet with Gustavo, courted Dela Vega (Ryan Eigenmann) relentlessly until Gustavo agreed at last, he went along with Homer's group. The two met on Gustavo's place and sealed the deal, the government will get 50% share and they will overlook the violations Gustavo's operations will cause. All the while, Homer recognizes Gustavo as Don Emilio, the one who mauled him for cornering him with the drug deal.
JP and Teddy continued their crusade against Cabrera, the latter went to meet up several policemen that hated Terante's rule, but unknown to them, a mole implanted by General Marquez tells his superior who 'Juan Verdad' is. JP meanwhile was hired by his former professor and he met up some students who are student activists, they organized rallies on Quezon Memorial Circle, the Palace and anywhere, Terante dispersing them every time. Teddy was threatened by an assassin from 'Juan Verdads posts.
Brandon's power tripping continues after plasticizing with fallen policemen's families, he went to a bar, but he mauled a security guard that only intervened, the man reported the damage unto Mayor Adonis (Roderick Paulate) with Marge's (Carmi Martin) help. But Mayor Adonis was threatened by the Vice President and DILG secretary about overlooking Brandon's issue with Mang Kanor, the 2 policemen who always frequented Konsehala Gina's carinderia, took Marge's bag. They reported it on the station, but the police does nothing. And the VP and DILG secretary threatened Adonis if he makes issues further. Tyson's men went to Baldo's group to check upon the progress of the bandit group's prep. Baldo took the services of another bandit leader, Gapon (Ariel Villasanta). Tyson and his men spotted Bubbles and the other women washing clothes, the group tried to rape her, when Jerome and Rigor went to the rescue, but mauled by Tyson's pack, but not until Aubrey warned Vendetta about what's happening. They rescued the women and drove the gang away, after the issue, they went to the Barangay Captain, which the village head agreed upon Vendetta helping the tanods on their patrol.
Hipolito and Terante's feud over the former's operation of mines and Lucas Cabrera's approval went to the boiling point. Homer suggests dealing with the PNP Chief, while Terante plans to take out Hipolito once and for all.
Cast and characters
- Coco Martin as Police S/Insp. Dominador "Ador" B. de Leon and SPO2 Ricardo "Cardo" Dalisay
- Edu Manzano as President Lucas Cabrera
- Jaime Fábregas as Police Director (General) Delfin S. Borja
- Angel Aquino as Brigadier General Diana T. Olegario
- John Arcilla as Secretary Renato "Buwitre" Hipolito
- Rowell Santiago as Oscar Hidalgo
- Jhong Hilario as Homer "Alakdan" Adlawan
- John Prats as SPO3 Jerome Girona, Jr.
- Mark Anthony Fernandez as Brandon Cabrera
- Mitch Valdes as Konsehala Gina Magtanggol
- Yassi Pressman as Alyana R. Arevalo-Dalisay
- Ryza Cenon as Aubrey Hidalgo
- Very Special Roles
- Susan Roces as Flora "Lola Kap" S. Borja-de Leon
- Eddie Garcia as Don Emilio Syquia/Señor Gustavo Torralba
- Very Special Participation
- Malou Crisologo as Yolanda "Yolly" Capuyao-Santos
- Marvin Yap as Elmo Santos
- PJ Endrinal as Wally Nieves
- Lester Llansang as Police S/Insp. Mark Vargas
- Michael Roy Jornales as Police S/Insp. Francisco "Chikoy" Rivera
- John Medina as Police S/Insp. Avel "Billy" M. Guzman
- Marc Solis as SPO1 Rigor Soriano
- Long Mejia as Francisco "Paco" Alvarado
- Roy "Shernan" Gaite as Gido
- Pedro "Zaito" Canon, Jr. as Nick
- Introducing (Child Stars)
- Shantel Crislyn Layh "Ligaya" Ngujo as Ligaya Dungalo
- Rhian "Dang" Ramos as Amanda "Dang" Ignacio
- James "Paquito" Sagarino as Paquito Alvarado
- McNeal "Awra" Briguela as Macario "Makmak" Samonte, Jr.
- Simon Pineda as Honorio "Onyok" Amaba
- Joel Torre as Teodoro "Teddy" Arevalo/Juan Verdad
- Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino as Virginia "Virgie" R. Arevalo
- McCoy de Leon as Juan Pablo "JP" R. Arevalo
- Maja Salvador as SPO1 Glenda "Glen" F. Corpuz
- Bela Padilla as Carmen M. Guzman
- Arjo Atayde as Police C/Insp. Joaquin S. Tuazon
- Albert Martinez as Tomas "Papa Tom" G. Tuazon
- Agot Isidro as Verna Syquia-Tuazon
- Sid Lucero as Major Manolo "Nolo" Catindig
- Pokwang as Amor Nieves
- J. C. Santos as Marco Cabrera
- Jolo Revilla as PSG Commander Harold Casilag
- Francis Magundayao as Yohan Hidalgo
- Bobby Andrews as Special Assistant to the President William Celerio
- Dawn Zulueta as First Lady Marissa Hidalgo
- Alice Dixson as Second Lady Catherine Cabrera
- Joey Marquez as Nanding Corpuz
- Malou de Guzman as Lolit Fajardo-Corpuz
- Beverly Salviejo as Yaya Cita Roque
- Pepe Herrera as Benjamin "Benny" Dimaapi
- Eda Nolan as Brenda F. Corpuz
- Belle Mariano as Rachel S. Tuazon
- Art Acuña as Police S/Supt. (Colonel) Roy Carreon
- Marc Acueza as Police S/Insp. Bernardino "Dino" Robles
- Rino Marco as Police S/Insp. Gregorio "Greg" Sebastian
- Ping Medina as Diego Sahagun
- Mhyco Aquino as Lorenz Gabriel
- Kiray Celis as Mitch
- Lander Vera Perez as Alfred Borromeo
- Jeffrey Tam as Otep
- Gary Lim as Gaspar Romero
- Arlene Tolibas as Marikit Flores
- Enzo Pelojero as Dexter Flores
- Heart Ramos as Mary Grace "Gracie" Hidalgo
- Lei Andrei Navarro as Dominador "Junior" G. de Leon, Jr.
- Dennis Padilla as Edgar Guzman
- Ana Roces as Leonora "Nora" Montano-Guzman
- Brace Arquiza as Ryan M. Guzman
- Elisse Joson as Lorraine Pedrosa
- Daisy Reyes as Belen Girona
- Benj Manalo as Felipe "Pinggoy" Tanyag, Jr.
- Jay Gonzaga as James
ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio touted the creation of an action-drama series which particularly aims to give importance to the police force in an effort to help them "regain the love and respect of the people". Coco Martin, who would be later named as the series' lead actor, was involved in the production shoot for the series, who proposed that the production team create a television adaptation of Fernando Poe Jr. film Ang Probinsyano. Martin reasons that he and his grandmother enjoyed watching films of the action star while Martin grew up, the widow of Fernando Poe Jr., Susan Roces reportedly allowed the production team to adopt her late spouse's film.
Ang Probinsyano is not a remake of the 1997 film of the same name. It was made to be run for months to be more suitable for teleserye viewers.
The title of the original film was inspired from the term "pulis patola" which is occasionally used to tease newbie police officers, since patola, or cucumber of the genus Luffa, is usually grown in the provinces outside urban areas such as Manila, the title Ang Probinsyano was decided to be the title of the 1997 film, which would be later adapted into the 2015 telenovela.
For the role of leading lady, singer-actress Angeline Quinto was supposedly part of the main cast to play the role of Lily, an original character yet different role. Due to her conflicting schedules, however, she was later pulled out from the cast. Quinto was replaced by Maja Salvador, who played the role of Glen, this was Salvador's reunion project with Coco Martin four years after Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin.
On August 4, 2016, Maja Salvador left the series due to expiration of her contract with Dreamscape and numerous prior commitments (including the then-upcoming drama, Wildflower). Yassi Pressman replaced Salvador as Martin's new love interest and joined the cast in the same month, playing the role of Alyana Arevalo.
In May 2017, Simon Pineda left the series to focus on his studies and numerous prior commitments (including the filming of then-upcoming movies, Loving in Tandem and Ang Panday as well as his conflicts with Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Season 2 and The Kids' Choice). To replace Pineda, Enzo Pejolero joined the cast in the following episodes, playing the role of Dexter.
In November 2017, Angeline Quinto finally joined the cast as a guest character, playing the role of Regine, her character lasted until early February 2018.
On March 5, 2018, it was announced that Rowell Santiago, Edu Manzano, Dawn Zulueta and Alice Dixson will be the new additions to the series. Santiago will play the President for the second-time since the hit teleserye "Tanging Yaman" in 2010. On the other hand, Manzano is cast as Vice President Lucas Cabrera. Zulueta and Dixson will play the roles of First Lady Marissa Hidalgo and Second Lady Catherine Cabrera, respectively. Joining them are J. C. Santos (who previously guested on the show as the young Emilio Syquia) as Marco Cabrera and Mark Anthony Fernandez as Congressman Brandon Cabrera.
Deviations and connections to the film
- In the film version, Cardo ('Kardo' in the film) had a wife and children, who were murdered because the killers had mistaken Cardo for Ador.
- Ador's guilt was the reason for their separation in the film version. In the TV series version, their grandmother had young Cardo adopted by a childless couple as a condition for the treatment of Cardo's injuries in Singapore.
- Ador and Cardo's grandmother was not included in the film. In the TV series, the twins' grandmother is played by veteran actress Susan Roces, widow of the late Fernando Poe Jr.
- Cardo's last name in the film version is still 'de Leon' instead of 'Dalisay'.
- Cardo in the TV series is a SAF trooper in Botolan. In the film version, Cardo is Santa Marcela's Police Chief.
- The main antagonists in the film version is a drug syndicate. In the TV series, it is a human-child trafficking syndicate (however, production soon reverted the antagonists into a drug syndicate).
- The child Cardo adopted in the film version is a girl, while in the TV series version, it is a boy. Later, Cardo and his family would adopt five more children as part of his expanded family.
- Carmen, a love interest in both the film and the TV series is presented differently between the two versions. In the former, Carmen is a night club entertainer and the mother of the child Kardo adopts; whereas in the latter, Carmen is the widow of Ador, replacing the film's Lily as Ador's wife.
- Salazar is the surname of the film version's Carmen. In the TV series, Guzman is Carmen's maiden name before she married Ador and becoming Mrs. de Leon.
- The 'Glen Corpuz' character was originally created for the TV series only.
- Ador's superior in the film version, who devised the plan for Cardo to assume Ador's identity, is not Ador and Cardo's grand-uncle.
- The person who killed Ador in the film version is a syndicate goon. In the TV series, Ador is killed by the main antagonist; a corrupted policeman.
- In the film, the main antagonist is a corrupt police official under the payroll of the drug syndicate. In contrast, the main antagonist in the TV series is a corrupt police officer who is one of the leaders of, and a family member of the human trafficking and drug syndicate.
- The Paloma Picache character was created for the TV series only, and was an idea proposed by lead actor Coco Martin to Dreamscape Entertainment. Paloma is actually Cardo in drag during his mission to rescue women who were kidnapped by a prostitution syndicate. Martin, who portrayed the character, said that he had to study the mannerisms of a woman for the role, he remarked that this particular role was hard noting that women spend about two hours doing their make-up for a date and on how it is hard and painful to walk on high-heels. Cardo's "Paloma" persona also appeared in a storyline involving a blackmailing case of an American businessman.
- Janus del Prado, Tom Olivar, Dindo Arroyo, and Joey Padilla were the cast members from the 1997 film who made guest appearances in the TV series. In addition, Daniel Fernando, Ricardo Cepeda, Rey Solo, and Jethro Ramirez, who were part of the 1998 film sequel, also made guest appearances in the telenovela. Jaime Fabregas, a main cast member, served as the musical director for both the film and its sequel.
FPJ's Ang Probinsyano was initially to air until 2017 due to its action scenes, high ratings and "real life lessons" which were well received by the audience. The series has also been known to educate its viewers about Philippine laws and issues.
On April 21, 2017, ABS-CBN announced that the action drama had officially been extended until January 2018, the series celebrated its second anniversary on September 28, 2017.
Due to the show's consistently high ratings, it went past its January 2018 extension and is set to run until June 2018, with the show maintaining its high ratings, the show was yet again extended up to September 2018, at which point the series will be celebrating its third anniversary.
On July 4, 2018, amid reports that the show was ending in September and will be replaced by the Judy Ann Santos-starrer "Starla", ABS-CBN's Head of Corporate Communication Kane Errol Choa clarified that the show will not be ending any time soon. Choa cited that Martin and his team of writers are "enjoying the process of coming up with creative ideas to make the story more compelling, as well as collaborating with the cast and the production team" on top of the continued high ratings the show registers, as to when the show is ending, cast member Malou Crisologo stated that the show was extended but that the management did not state until when the extension shall run.
The shows numerous extensions has become the subject of memes and jokes. Coco Martin himself has acknowledged the numerous memes and jokes and posted his own meme stating that the show is set to end in September 2048.
"Girl in the Rain" episode
The scene in question sees Ella (Vice Ganda) having a hard time changing a flat tire in the rain, when Cardo pulls over to help out; in the course of the scene, double entendres are allegedly used in the dialogue between the characters.
The MTRCB also noted that although the episode showed an apt SPG (Strong Parental Guidance) rating, pursuant to MTRCB Memorandum Circular No. 12-2011, said episode did not contain the appropriate descriptor "SEX" despite the presence of what may be considered 'sexually suggestive' shots in the subject depiction.
A conference was held on August 2, 2016 wherein Malu Sevilla (director), Eileen Garcia (executive producer), Dagang Vilbar (producer), Elaine Songco (network MTRCB coordinator) and John Joseph Tuason (episode writer) attended. MTRCB Chairman Eugenio Villareal noted that the summoned personnel manifested that they had no intention to offend anyone in regard to the subject scene; and they believe that there is room for improvement for the program as regards sensitivity to particular types of audience, for instance, the young and women.
Villareal likewise said that they took note of the show's "self-regulatory resolution" to fight objectification and depict scenes instead where the "dignity of the human person is upheld."
Mt. Arayat as a rebel group stronghold
Originally, Pulang Araw held camp at Mt. Arayat until SAF Troopers raided said camp, forcing them to escape to the fictional Mt. Karagao.
Behind the scenes, the show began removing all references to the Municipality of Arayat, Pampanga, beginning with its July 18, 2017 episode. However, despite the scrubbing of all mention to Arayat, on July 21, 2017, the Municipal Council of Arayat, Pampanga forwarded a Resolution to the Provincial Board of Pampanga demanding that the show's producers apologize for depicting Arayat “as a haven and breeding ground for terrorists and hoodlums", said its Municipal Mayor Emmanuel Alejandro, the Resolution also “calls for a hearing and to make ABS-CBN apologize for the wrong impressions it created and to correct these [in the long-running telenovela]”. The Municipality of Arayat, also contemplated to file charges of libel against ABS-CBN for the show's "damaging" portrayal of the town.
The show's producers reasoned that Arayat was only used in the show nominally and the production has never shot an actual scene in Arayat, the producers said further that there was no intention to portray Arayat in a bad light; that a disclaimer was issued at the beginning of each episode of the show, stating that the characters, incidents and organizations depicted there were purely fictitious and bore no resemblance to actual people and events. ABS-CBN has since apologized to the Municipality of Arayat.
Mayor Alejandrino also directed ire at former Pampanga Governors Mark Lapid and Lito Lapid for their participation in the storyline which taints the reputation of the town and province they once served. Coco Martin, the show's lead is also a native of Pampanga, hailing from San Fernando.
Alejandrino said that the storyline the show is running is a sensitive topic in Arayat, which used to be a bastion for socialist and communist movements from the pre-World War II years up to the 1990s. Alejandrino further said that contrary to what has been the reaction online to the course of action taken by the Municipality, they are not overreacting and that they are only trying to protect the town's image, which has a lucrative tourist market.
Usage of Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera's family photos
The show's production team was called out online by fans of the spouses Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera over the alleged unauthorized usage of the spouses' family pictures, the controversy first began gaining steam when a twitter fan site dedicated to the spouse' daughter Zia, ZiaDantesFanSite posted a video with the caption “Zia’s photo was unethically used by ‘Ang Probinsyano’ in Nov 2017. In last night's episode, [Dingdong and Marian] DongYan's photo was edited and used again by the show. Were the photos of Dingdong, Marian and Zia used [and] edited without permission? Dear Ang Probinsyano, strike two na po kayo ah.” which was quickly shared by other users and from which Dantes possibly gained knowledge of such usage.
Dantes' response to the controversy was posted on his Facebook account "Courtesy and fair practice must always be observed especially in an established industry like ours. But whether or not it is done within the entertainment sector, we should always be reminded of the basic etiquette for online photo use and sharing that includes asking permission and/or citing sources. I do hope that this won't happen again to anyone." he wrote. In the same post, Dantes also shared an excerpt of his letter to the production team dated August 11, 2018 which read “I appreciate that you found artistic inspiration from the original photos. Unfortunately, there is the inescapable consequence that legal and moral rights were violated here. And as you may very well be aware of, established industry practice is against such act as it amounts to disrespect. Worst of all, as a father and husband, I cannot help but feel offended and deeply hurt by such actions, which happened not just once, but twice. Basic rules of courtesy in this case dictate that you first secure permission from the photographer and my Family.”
On August 14, 2018, the production team of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano released a statement apologizing to Dantes and his family. The statement explained that the production team hired a third-party contractor to create the props for the show, of which they were neither aware that the photograph belonged to Dantes nor was it intended to disrespect or offend Dantes and his family.
The producers added that they have already launched an investigation "to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future." Alice Dixson, likewise offered her apology to Dantes.
Despite Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde being a fan of Ang Probinsyano, he criticized the portrayal of the PNP Chief Terante, he decried the character of Terante being a power-hungry and corrupt. The PNP also warned the 'illegal' use of the uniform and police vehicles, he talked to MTRCB about it. Coco Martin apologized with the issue and despite Grace Poe defending the show, MTRCB will investigate the matter. Senator Panfilo Lacson also criticized the series about PNP Chief Terante's physique, contrary to his 34-inch waist only rule during his leadership of the police force. Both DILG secretary Eduardo Año and DILG assistant secretary Jonathan Malaya are also disappointed on the entire series for demoralizing the PNP as they planned to demand a case against the producers of the show by any legal means. Coco Martin, Ang Probinsyano's creatives and ABS-CBN and Dreamscape execs and DILG met up, and repaired the issue. Coco himself went and met with Albayalde, and signed MOU's that PNP will continue supporting them, in exchange of better recognition of PNP's effort, but the different film guilds and CHR criticized PNP's reaction.
The Public Attorney's Office under Persida Rueda-Acosta wanted to hear Ang Probinsyano's creative team, they criticized the representation of a PAO lawyer that is a coward and intimidated by Cabrera's power. Acosta denied the representation.
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The following is a list of songs featured in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.
|'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak||Gary Valenciano||(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album)|
|'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak (2015)||KZ Tandingan||(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album as a bonus track; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album as a bonus track)|
|Ang Probinsyano||Gloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel||(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album as a newly added bonus track)|
|Basta't Kasama Kita||Daryl Ong||(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album)|
|Ako Si Superman||Jovit Baldivino||(Coco Martin's cover version is part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)|
|Kembot||McNeal "Awra" Briguela||(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)|
|May Tatlong Bibe||Simon Pineda||(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also featuring a Christmas Remix version as a bonus track)|
|Don Romantiko||Pepe Herrera||(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)|
|Kung Ako Na Lang Sana||Bituin Escalante|
|Totoy Bibo||Vhong Navarro|
|Boom Karaka-raka||Vice Ganda|
|Bomba||Zeus Collins feat. KZ Tandingan and Curse & Bless|
|Basang-Basa sa Ulan||Aegis|
|Ngayon Hanggang Wakas||Daryl Ong|
|Isang Pamilya Tayo||Unit 406 feat. Yeng Constantino||(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)|
|'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak (original version)||Sugarfree|
|'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak (duet version)||KZ Tandingan and Ebe Dancel|
|Ano'ng Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa||Gary Valenciano|
|Ano'ng Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa||Moira Dela Torre|
|Nandito na ang Vendetta||Smugglaz and Bassilyo|
|Mahal Pa Rin Kita||Rockstar|
|Pagbigyang Muli||Erik Santos feat. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid|
|Nandiyan Na Si Cardo||Randy Santiago||Used for the opening sequence since October 2018.|
|Ililigtas Ka Niya||Gary Valenciano|
FPJ's Ang Probinsyano is considered one of the most-watched telenovela in the Philippines, garnering the highest-rated pilot episode of all time with 41.6% in 2015, and even received the highest peak nationwide rating of 46.7% on its 92nd episode in 2016. The series' record ratings stood for over two years until it was broken in the series' 782nd episode, having received a rating of 47.2%. The series is well received by the public due to its action sequences, life lessons and crime prevention tips.
|Pilot Episode||Finale Episode||Peak||Average|
September 28, 2015
October 4, 2018
Special citation from the CIDG
Coco Martin was given a certificate of appreciation for his favorable portrayal as a highly dedicated and responsible CIDG Police officer in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano given in the 63rd Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Founding Anniversary.
Citation from DILG
The show has received high praise from former Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno who stated that the police force should make an example of the lead character Cardo.
Awards and nominations
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|2015-2018||30th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Primetime Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Best Drama Actor of the Year (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Best Drama Supporting Actor of the Year (Albert Martinez)||Nominated|
|Best Drama Supporting Actor of the Year (Eddie Garcia)||Nominated|
|Best Drama Supporting Actor of the Year (Arjo Atayde)||Won|
|Best Drama Supporting Actress of the Year (Susan Roces)||Nominated|
|Best New Male TV Personality (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)||Won|
|Best Child Performer (McNeal "Awra" Briguela)||Won|
|63rd CIDG Founding Anniversary||Certificate of Appreciation (Coco Martin)||Won|
|6th Makatao Awards for People Management Association of The Philippines||Makatao Exemplary Awardee||Won|
|PEP List Awards 2016||Teleserye Supporting Actor of the Year (Arjo Atayde)||Won|
|18th Anak TV Awards||Top Male Anak TV Makabata Star for 2015 (Coco Martin)||Won|
|3rd UmalohokJUAN Communication & Media Awards||Best TV Actor (Coco Martin)||Won|
|4th Kagitingan Awards for TV of Bataan Peninsula State University||Pinakamagiting na Personalidad sa Dulang Serye (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Pinakamagiting na Dulang Serye (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|24th KBP Golden Dove Awards||Best TV Actor in a Drama Program (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Golden Laurel Lycean Choice Media Awards||Best TV Actor (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Best Primetime Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Alta Media Icon Awards 2016||Best Drama Actor for TV (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Best Primetime Drama Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|LPU-Laguna Kung-gihan Awards 2016||Safety Awareness TV Personality (Coco Martin)||Won|
|6th TV Series Craze Awards||Best Primetime TV Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|6th Edukcircle Awards 2016||Best Drama Actress of the Year (Bela Padilla)||Won|
|Best Television Drama Actor - Hall of Fame (Coco Martin)||Won|
|14th Gawad Tanglaw Awards||Best Performance by an Actor (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Best Television Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|38th Catholic Mass Media Awards||Best Drama Series Program (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|47th GMMSF Awards||Best Popular Child Performer (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)||Won|
|Highest Record Rating Teleserye of All Time (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|PUP Mabini Media Awards 2016||Best Primetime Drama Program (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|2nd Illumine GIC Innovation Awards For Television||Most Innovative TV Actor for 2016 (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Most Innovative TV Child Star for 2016 (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)||Won|
|Most Innovative Television Series for 2016 (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Anak TV Awards||One of the Top Household Favorites (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|7TH TV Series Craze Awards 2016||Overall Best TV series of 2016 (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Leading Man of the Year (Coco Martin)||Won|
|3rd Aral Parangal Awards||Best Drama Actor (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Best Child Performer (McNeal "Awra" Briguela)||Won|
|Best Television Primetime Drama Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Guild of Educators, Mentors, and Students||Best Actor (Arjo Atayde)||Won|
|Natatanging Hiyas ng Sining sa Telebisyon (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Best TV Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Gawad Bedista Awards 2017||Actor of the Year for Television (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Holy Angel University PARAGALA: Central Luzon Media Awards||Best Television Actor (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Best Teleserye (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|4th UmalohokJUAN Communication & Media Awards||Television Actor of the Year (Coco Martin)||Won|
|8th Northwest Samar State University Students' Choice Awards for Radio and Television (NSCART)||Best Actor in a Primetime Teleserye (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor in a Primetime Teleserye (Arjo Atayde)||Won|
|Best Male Child Star (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)||Won|
|Best Primetime Teleserye (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Gawad Pasado 2017||Pinkapasadong Simbolo ng Kagandahang Asal (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Pinakapasadong Likhang-Bata 2017 (Simon Pineda)||Won|
|Kagitingan Awards for Television 2017||Pinakamagiting na Seryeng Drama (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Pinakamagiting na Dulang Personalidad sa Seryeng Drama (Coco Martin)||Won|
|48th GMMSF Box Office Entertainment Awards||Most Popular TV Program Primetime Drama (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Breakthrough Performance by an Actor in a Single Program (Coco Martin)||Won|
|TV Supporting Actor of the Year (Arjo Atayde)||Won|
|TV Supporting Actress of the Year (Susan Roces)||Won|
|Most Promising TV Actress of the year (Yassi Pressman)||Won|
|Breakthrough Child Star of Movies and TV (McNeal "Awra" Briguela)||Won|
|Most Popular Male Child Performer (Simon "Onyok" Pineda)||Won|
|Platinum Stallion Media Awards 2017||Best Primetime Show (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Citation for Youth Character Model Of the Year (Coco Martin)||Won|
|2nd Golden Laurel: LPU Batangas Media Awards 2017||Best Primetime Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Best Television Actor (Coco Martin)||Won|
|25th KBP Golden Dove Awards||Best Public Service Announcement (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Ligtas Tips)||Won|
|Best Actor for Drama Program (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Alta Media Icon Awards 2017||Best Television Drama Actor (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Best Child Actor for TV (Awra Briguela)||Won|
|EdukCircle Awards 2017||Most Influential TV Actor of the Year (Coco Martin)||Won|
|St. Paul College Pasig's P.A.T.O.K. Awards||Dramang Pantelebisyon (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|2017 Lopez Achievement Award||Awardee (A Teleserye Beyond Entertainment) (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|1st Gawad La Sallianeta 2017||Most Outstanding Primetime Show (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Young Educators’ Convergence of Soccksargen, Inc||Child Actor of the Year (Awra Briguela)||Won|
|1ST NCST Dangal Ng Bayan Media Excellence Awards||Model Actor for Criminology (Coco Martin)||Won|
|3rd GIC Innovation Awards for Television||Most Innovative TV Child Star (Awra Briguela)||Won|
|Most Innovative Primetime TV Actor (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Most Innovative Primetime TV Program (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|ABS-CBN Walk on Water Awards 2018||Creative Breakthrough Long Form Category (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)||Won|
|Batarisan Awards 2018||Best Drama Actor for TV (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Best Primetime Show||Won|
|5th PARAGALA: Central Luzon Media Awards||Best Television Actor (Coco Martin)||Won|
|Dangal ng Bayan Awards 2018||Awardee for FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (Coco Martin)||Won|
- ^ Ador died with the rank of Police Senior Inspector. When Cardo was posing as Ador, he the child trafficking case the latter left behind following his death, thus promoting "Ador" to Chief Inspector. When the ruse was revealed, the promotion was nullified.
- ^ The reason why Cardo and Ador don't share the same surname is because Cardo was put up for adoption to secure his medical treatment. Borja was the middle name used by Ador in the series, even though it was not his mother's maiden name, it may not be explicitly stated in the series but Ador used "Borja" as his middle name, the reason for such usage remains unclear. In the first episode, certificates and portraits Ador's name read as "Dominador M. de Leon", however due to continuity errors, he was introduced as "Cadet Dominador Borja de Leon" during the PNPA Graduation Ceremony, as well as in his promotion to Police Senior Inspector in the third episode. In some episodes, Ador's gravestone in the cemetery was also shown as "PS/INSP. Dominador B. de Leon".
- ^ "Paloma Picache" is one of Cardo's disguises and is not a separate character. Cardo used the disguise twice to infiltrate various crime organizations. First being used to penetrate Madam Olga's White Slavery racket and then later, Ella's crime family.
- ^ Other than Paloma Picache, Cardo has also used various aliases throughout the series. He used the name Arthur, to pose as a buyer of the human organs illegally harvested by Dr. Ivan Gomez (Eric Quizon); Rico, while on the run with Trina Trinidad (Anne Curtis) from Scarface Dimayuga (Nonie Buencamino) and his men; Edward, when he infiltrated the Party Drug ring of Jonas Paulino (Jake Cuenca); Boy, when on behalf of Benny, he posed as Marie’s (Meg Imperial) secret admirer; Caloy, when he infiltrated Atong's (Emilio Garcia) illegal dog fighting club; Raul, whilst wearing reggae garb, in order to safely board a ferry bound for Cebu; Miguel, when he was a fugitive from the New Bilibid Prison and both hiding and undercover in Cebu; and Fernan, later adding the nom de guerre Agila, during his time undercover as part of Pulang Araw. Originally, Fernan was meant to be "Elmer" as it was the name Cardo introduced himself with to Romulo Dumaguit upon regaining consciousness. This, however was later retconned in succeeding episodes.
- ^ Bela Padilla's character Carmen M. Guzman was twice married during her run in the series, once to Dominador "Ador" B. De Leon, and after the latter's death, to Joaquin S. Tuazon.
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